Does anyone know of a good fairly inexpensive place to stay in Prague. We are traveling there in August for about 4 nights and wanted to stay in B&B's?
Hotel Hastal is not quite a B and B, but it is a small hotel with a good breakfast and a b and B feel, 5 minutes from the Old Town Square. Good value.
Everybody is singing praise about pension (B&B) Lida. I personally haven't been there, yet.
We were in Prague in May. We did not stay here (Hotel U Jezulatka) but we did have lunch there. I have to admit that Prague is not one of our favorite places. It was just too crowded. If we were to return, we would consider this hotel. We much preferred its Mala Strana (Lesser Town) location to the Old Town location that we stayed in. It is a very small boutique hotel that offers a full buffet breakfast. We ate outside, but we also went inside and talked to the staff. The service was excellent and the staff was extremely helpful (and the food was quite good). Of the two other suggestions, Hotel Hastal is in a good location on the Old Town side (and in a less busy area than where we stayed) and Lida looks to be further out perhaps requiring the use of public transport. So, it kind of depends on what you want and if you have not been before (as we hadn't) it is hard to know. Most of the things that you will want to do in Prague itself are easily walkable.
I've been staying at Guesthouse Lida each year for the last 11 years. It's where I take friends or non-Czech family to stay & also or if I'm taking in late night entertainment for a time out from all the eating & drinking with Czech inlaws. They are slightly away from town center, but I prefer that anyway. Walk down the hill to the river to catch a tram or walk uphill to catch metro or tram. The ride in is only about 10 mins. The hospitality by Jan & Jiri can not be beat. Talk to which ever of the brothers are there about what you want to see or do & if you have any special needs, so they can assist.
amy, You might have a look at Green Garland Pension. It's in a great area close to the Charles Bridge, and the staff are wonderful. The rooms are a bit "basic" (no TV) but clean and comfortable. Happy travels!
We are visiting Prague for the 1st time in August and staying at the Arcadia Residence (rated #1 on Trip Advisor.) It is actually an apartment. However, our friends stayed last year at Lida B and B
and loved it. They said it was very reasonable and likely more inexpensive than where we are booked. Lida is not in central Prague and they said it's a bit of a walk but they liked that.
I can recommend really inexpensive accommodation in Prague. It is in neighborhood Kobylisy, 10 min by Metro to downtown or 15 min by Tram. Quiet area. Small apartment for 2-3 persons upstairs in the family house. For more information contact Ivanash@centrum.cz